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Data Scientist Role in Computational Biology at Sapient, San Diego!

Computational Biology Data Scientist Job at Sapient, Apply Online

Data Scientist (Computational Biology)

Sapient · San Diego, CA

About the Company

Sapient is a fast-growing early-stage biotech company headquartered in San Diego, CA. Our focus is on accelerating drug development and transforming personalized medicine. Combining state-of-the-art mass spectrometry technology with advanced biocomputational services and multifaceted human health data, we enable biomarker discovery at unprecedented speed and scale to provide a deeper understanding of human biology and effectively align biological targets, patients, and drug therapies. We are a highly collaborative team of passionate scientists, clinicians, and engineers committed to making innovations with scientific rigor, enhancing the precision and efficacy of treatments to positively impact countless lives.

About the Role

We are in search of a passionate Data Scientist to support Sapient’s biomarker discovery service offerings and R&D efforts with insights gained from analyzing clinical and multi-omics data.


  • Define project and product-based problems, develop action plans to solve them, and synthesize solutions.
  • Independently analyze datasets, mine databases, and create code to optimize and improve projects.
  • Solve unstructured problems and provide reports on solutions to management.
  • Apply statistical and machine learning methods to derive insights from omics and clinical data.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to investigate scientific and medical problems.
  • Communicate methods used, data insights, and scientific findings to collaborators and clients.

What we’re looking for

  • Deep knowledge of statistical methods and basic machine learning algorithms.
  • Life science domain knowledge and intuition in applying data analysis approaches.
  • Experience in clinical or epidemiological study data analysis preferred.
  • Proficiency in Python or R, database query language, and cloud computing preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to present findings effectively.
  • Self-motivated, dedicated, and accountable team player.
  • Curious and eager to grow in a challenging environment.


  • MS or PhD in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related field.
  • +3 years of statistical analysis and data mining experience.
  • +1 year of industry experience.
  • Great team player.

Position Location: San Diego, California (Sorrento Valley)

Position Type: Full-time, on-site or hybrid

Compensation Range: $100K-$150K

Apply here

Keywords: Data Scientist, Computational Biology, Biotech, San Diego, Drug Development, Biomarker Discovery, Omics Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Python, Statistical Analysis, Bioinformatics

Shekhar Suman is the Co-founder of BioTecNika Info Labs Pvt. Ltd. He is an Entrepreneur, Writer, Public Speaker, and a Motivational Coach. In his career, he has mentored more than 100,000+ students toward success in the Biopharma Industry. He heads the BioTecNika Group, which comprises,, and An avid reader and listener who is passionate about BioSciences. Today Biotecnika is India's largest Biotech Career portal, with over 5 Million subscribers from academia & Industry. It's ranked among the top 50 websites worldwide in the Biology category.


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